The need for the expeditious dissemination of pest information has become increasingly apparent in the pest exclusion efforts of plant protection services both in North America and worldwide. Globalization, increased international trade, and the threat of bioterrorist activities continue to drive these efforts towards finding better ways to defend our borders from exotic pests that are environmentally or economically damaging. The North American Plant Protection Organization Phytosanitary Alert System (PAS), http://www.pestalert.org, is a user friendly, readily accessible, and ever-evolving repository of information for pests of significance to North America. The PAS provides users with a filtered and accurate source for pest news stories, pest alerts and official notifications.
Keywords: alert system, pest exclusion
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